17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
Seattle
— 1 night
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
6
New York City
— 2 nights

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Visiting Glacier Point and Taft Point will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Vernal Fall and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 76-hour bus ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and explore the galleries of USS Pampanito.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park itinerary maker.

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Natural Bridge Trail, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation maker app.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Times Square will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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